The L Word: Generation Q
|The L Word: Generation Q|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production company(s)||Showtime Networks|
|Preceded by||The L Word|
The L Word: Generation Q is an upcoming American television drama produced by Showtime that is scheduled to air on December 8, 2019. It is a sequel series to The L Word, which aired on Showtime from 2004 to 2009.
Set ten years after the events of The L Word, The L Word: Generation Q follows an ensemble cast of friends, the majority of whom are lesbian women. The series relocates from its original setting of West Hollywood, California to Silver Lake, Los Angeles.
- Jennifer Beals as Bette Porter, a lesbian gallerist who is running for Mayor of Los Angeles. Beals reprises her role from The L Word.
- Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon, an androgynous and highly sexual lesbian. Moennig reprises her role from The L Word.
- Leisha Hailey as Alice Pieszecki, a bisexual writer. Hailey reprises her role from The L Word.
- Arienne Mandi as Dani Nùñez, a PR executive.
- Leo Sheng as Micah Lee, an adjunct professor.
- Jacqueline Toboni as Sarah Finley, an executive assistant from a religious family.
- Rosanny Zayas as Sophie Suarez, a TV producer.
- Sepideh Moafi as Gigi
- Jordan Hull as Angelica "Angie" Porter-Kennard, Bette's adopted daughter with Tina Kennard.
- Freddy Miyares as José
- Jamie Clayton as Tess
- Carlos Leal as Rodolfo
- Brian Michael Smith as Pierce Williams
- Stephanie Allynne as Nat
- Olivia Thirlby as Rebecca
- Fortune Feimster as Heather
- Lex Scott Davis as Quiara
- Sophie Giannamore as Jordi
- Latarsha Rose as Felicity
A sequel to The L Word was confirmed to be in development by Showtime on July 11, 2017. Marja-Lewis Ryan was confirmed as showrunner and executive producer on November 20, 2017; original L Word series creator and showrunner Ilene Chaiken will serve as executive producer, with Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey also serving as executive producers. The L Word:Generation Q will consist of eight episodes. It is set to premiere on December 8, 2019.
In anticipation of the show, several LGBTQIA outlets have created special programming, such as Autostraddle's podcast To L & Back: An L Word Podcast; two episodes of Ru Paul's podcast, Ru Paul: What's the Tee? (one of which is a conversation with L Word producer and cast member Kate Moennig); an episode of Margaret Cho's podcast, The Margaret Cho, featuring comedian Fortune Feimster who will appear in The L Word as a guest star; and Cameron Esposito's podcast, Queery, in which she interviews original L Word creator Ilene Chaiken .
Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Leisha Hailey will reprise their roles from the original series. Bette and Tina's daughter Angelica, depicted as an infant in the original series, will be portrayed as a teenager by Jordan Hull. Sarah Shahi has stated that she will reprise her role as Carmen de la Pica Morales, though Showtime has not officially confirmed her involvement. Pam Grier has stated that she will not reprise her role as Kit Porter due to shooting conflicts with the ABC series Bless This Mess.
Ryan has stated that she wishes to introduce new characters to the series in order to have it "live on in a different space." Arienne Mandi, Leo Sheng, Jacqueline Toboni, and Rosanny Zayas were confirmed as series regulars on June 24, 2019, and Sepideh Moafi was confirmed as a series regular on August 2, 2019. Brian Michael Smith and Stephanie Allynne were confirmed for recurring guests on June 27, 2019. Olivia Thirlby, Fortune Feimster, Lex Scott Davis, and Sophie Giannamore were confirmed for guest roles on July 23, 2019, while Freddy Miyares, Jamie Clayton, and Carlos Leal were confirmed for recurring roles on July 31, 2019.
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